Thursday, June 19, 2014

Link roundup

1. LAist:

A water main in Burbank [Los Angeles] burst shortly after 5 p.m. Tuesday evening, creating a massive sinkhole and turning a nearby street into a temporary waterpark....Even though water was temporarily knocked out to 69 homes in the area, residents didn't seem to mind as they took advantage of the urban torrent and turned Ontario Street into a temporary waterpark of sorts. Children used inner-tubes and bodyboards to play in the water.
2. NY Times:
To Bolster Its Claims, China Plants Islands in Disputed Waters
3. A Redditor talks about the life of a young basketball prospect:
Every game is the same: You think this could either make or break your entire basketball career. Case in point, the summer heading into my senior year, I had 4 colleges recruiting me. Then, playing in a minor tournament, a had a 40-point game. All the sudden I had 25+ teams recruiting me. 
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Sometimes you're playing as many as 10 of these games in a weekend, and you're dead by the 4th or 5th game. The only thing that keeps you going is your heart and your dream.
You do this for 4 months during the hottest time of the year and the time that supposed to be your "off time."